Corcovado Conservation Area

Corcovado National Park is a National Park on the Osa Peninsula in the South West of which is part of the Osa Conservation Area. It is widely considered the crown jewel in the extensive system of national parks and biological reserves spread across the country.

National Geographic has called Corcovado "the most biologically intense place on Earth". Not only is the park very popular with tropical ecologists, a visitor can expect to see an abundance of wildlife. Corcovado is home to a sizable population of the endangered Baird's Tapir and even a small population of the very rare Harpy Eagle. The park's rivers and lagoons are home to large populations of both the American crocodile and Spectacled Caiman, along with Bull sharks.

Corcovado is also one of the final strongholds of the Jaguar within Central America and several other felines are also present, including Ocelot, Margay, Jaguarundi, and Puma. All four Costa Rican monkey species can be seen within the park, including the endangered Central American Squirrel Monkey, White-faced Capuchin, Mantled Howler, and Geoffroy's Spider Monkey. Other mammals present include Two-toed and Three-toed Sloth, Northern Tamandua and Silky Anteater. Poison dart frogs and several species of snake (including the venomous Fer-de-Lance and Bushmaster) are also common within the park.

Things to See and Do

* Wildlife viewing
* Corcovado National Park tour

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Language – Spanish
Population – 0
Land Area – 429 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +506

Port Location – There is a port located at Drake Bay.

Travel Links – Corcovado is one of Costa Rica's most remote parks. There is no road access to any portion of the park's perimeter.
Tansportes Blanco has 2 buses daily from San Jose to La Palma and Puerto Jimenez, one leaving at 6 am and the other at noon. The bus trip lasts at least 8 hrs (+/- 2 hrs) depending on the road or the bus driver. If you want to go to Drake there is a bus that leaves La Palma to Drake 4 days a week.

You can take a local flight with Sansa to Puerto Jimenez or Drake. The flight is 50 minutes and departs once a day (check with Sansa).

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